Chiefs hire USC running backs coach DeLand McCullough to replace promoted Bieniemy

The latest move is naming a new running backs coach in the form of Deland McCullough, former running backs coach for the University of Southern California. The 45-year-old will take the position formerly held by Eric Bieniemy, who was named as the Chiefs' offensive coordinator after Matt Nagy left to become the head coach of the Chicago Bears on Monday. McCullough reportedly interviewed for the position earlier Thursday.

McCullough, a former finalist for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's top running back, while at Miami (Ohio), previously played in the National Football League for three seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles. He helped pioneer the No. 39 rushing attack in the nation behind Ronald Jones, who churned out 1,550 yards and 20 combined touchdowns for the Trojans.

Before USC, McCullough spent six seasons as the running backs coach at IN, where his backs broke 19 school rushing records, including most rushing yards IN a season (3,163) and most rushing yards per game (263.6) IN 2014, when he was named the Big Ten Network's Running Backs Coach of the Year.

A third, Devine Redding, signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chiefs this spring and spent some time on the Chiefs' practice squad this season.

"Deland has a track record of success teaching young running backs and he's also played in this league", Reid said.

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